FACSS INNOVATION AWARDS

The FACSS Innovations Awards were founded in 2011 as part of the 2011 FACSS meeting at the suggestion of Prof. Pavel Matousek (Program Chair) and approved by the FACSS Governing Board.

These awards are currently given for the most innovative and outstanding new research advancements debuted orally at the SciX Conference. All program areas are included. Only research findings presented for the first time in the public domain qualify for entry (work based on submitted papers not yet published electronically or in print at the time of abstract submission qualifies too). Only papers submitted by their authors during the SciX conference paper submission process will be considered for these awards. Finalists are selected for presentations by a panel of judges and all finalist present their work at a special plenary session at the SciX conference. Award winners are selected by the judging panel based on the quality of the work presented, responses provided to the judges' questions after the plenary presentation, and responses to audience questions.

Each award includes:

  • A total cash prize of $1500
  • A plaque for each author
  • A publicity campaign based on the awardees and their work

2015 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS:

Five-dimensional Single Particle Tracking in Live Cells; Ning Fang1, Yan Gu2,Kuangcai Chen1,2, Tian Xia41Georgia State University; 2Iowa State University; 3Ames Laboratory, USDOE; 4Huazhong University of Science & Technology

 

 


SERS in Live 3D Cell Cultures as a New Tool for Drug DiscoveryColin Campbell1, Lauren Jamieson1, Pierre Bagnaninchi1, David Harrison2 Victoria Camus; 1University of Edinburgh; 2University of St Andrews

 

 

2014 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER:
Sub-PPM Detection Limits in Powder X-Ray Diffraction Guided by Second Harmonic Generation Imaging; 
Garth Simpson, Purdue University
Interview with Garth Simpson by Spectroscopy Magazine

2013 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS:
Imaging Quantum Effects in Biological Systems;
Gregory S. Engel, The University of Chicago
Interview with Gregory Engel by Spectroscopy Magazine

Portable Spectrometry: Making Good Use of CMOS Detectors; Alexander Scheeline1, Thu Anh Bui1,21SpectroClick, Inc.,  2Vietnam National University Hanoi

Interview with Alexander Scheeline by Spectroscopy Magazine
 
Alexander Scheeline                                    Bui Anh Thu

 

2012 FACSS Innovation Award Press Release

Paper receiving 2012 Innovation Award

 

2012 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER:
Rohit Bhargava, University of Illinois, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Advancing Infrared Microscopy Instrumentation by Theory and Computation; Rohit Bhargava, P. Scott Carney, Rohith Reddy, Kevin Yeh, Thomas van Dijk, Matthew Gelber, Matthew V. Schulmerich; University of Illinois, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

 

 

2011 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS
Ultrasound Enhanced ATR mid-IR Fibre Optic Probe for Spectroscopy of Particles in Suspensions; Cosima Koch, Markus Brandstetter, Stefan Radel, Bernhard Lendl; Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Interview with Koch and Lendl
Large-Area Standoff Planetary Raman Measurements Using a Novel Spatial Heterodyne Fourier Transform Raman Spectrometer; S. Michael Angel1, Nathaniel R. Gomer1, Shiv K. Sharma2, J. Chance Carter3; 1University of South Carolina, 2University of Hawaii, 3Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Interview with Angel
Single Molecule Fluorescence Imaging Studies of Dynamic Processes in Reversed Phase Chromatographic Materials; Justin Cooper, Eric Peterson, Joel Harris, University of Utah
Interview with Cooper
Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry - New Dimension of LIBS ; Alexander Bol'shakov1, Richard Russo1,2, Xianglei Mao2, Dale Perry2, Osman Sorkhabi2, Chris McKay3; 1Applied Spectra, Inc., Fremont, CA, 2LBNL, Berkeley, CA, 3NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
Interview with Bol'shakov

All attendees are eligible for the award irrespective of educational level or professional vocation, and authors opt-in to be considered for the award simply by marking a single check-box during abstract submission.  However, the FACSS Innovation Awards are limited to the newest, cutting-edge, unpublished research results.  Authors should carefully read the list of conditions attendant to this award to make certain the work is eligible.